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Students and teachers alike line up for autographs and selfies with 26-year-old Darnell Boursiquot, a wildly popular tutor for the online learning platform Algebra Nation.
June 5, 2018 – Education Week
Solving the nation's math problem requires a new approach, writes Jeannine Diddle Uzzi of the University of Southern Maine.
May 30, 2018 – Education Week
Early exposure is crucial, but finding teachers with strong preparation remains challenging.
May 23, 2018 – Education Week
Developed by business groups and educators, the competition helps prepare students for a reborn, higher-skilled field.
May 23, 2018 – Education Week
The class doesn't predict future success well and disparities in it are legion. What about elevating statistics instead?
May 23, 2018 – Education Week
Too often, students who dream of a college degree fall into the "black hole" of remedial math. Now there's a path out.
May 23, 2018 – Education Week
Efforts to increase girls’ STEM participation may be focusing on the wrong problem, write researchers David C. Geary and Gijsbert Stoet.
May 23, 2018 – Education Week
As achievement continues to flatten on NAEP, the gap is widening between the lowest and highest scorers on the nationally representative reading and math tests.
April 25, 2018 – Education Week
Teachers must reject the idea that math is like eating vegetables, says former offensive lineman and current mathematician John Urschel.
April 25, 2018 – Education Week
The Guilford County, N.C., district is one of a handful of districts nationwide that recruit, train, and license teachers for STEM classes.
January 24, 2018 – Education Week

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